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The title of your question is "how to distress a font". The body of your question is "why doesn't Pathfinder do what I want". I like the first question better, so I'll answer that. Set the type you want to "distress" at several sizes. Print it out. Trace over the font with various types of media until you find one that feels right. Scan a few of your ...
Your best bet will probably handwritten fonts. The indiscriminate and visual lack of precision will help your cause. I gave a quick search through my own font collection and these were the closest I found: Architect's Daughter Bauhaus 93 Regular CityBlueprint Regular The best I found was Architect's Daughter from Google Fonts:
Notice on the tooltip that pathfinder minus says "minus front". It can subtract many things from one thing - out of everything you have in a selection the one thing in the back is what it subtracts everything that's in front of it. When I say "one thing", groups don't count. When you expanded the text you got a group, and expand text puts the first letter ...
Dmitri, Your buttons look fine, could be the monitor or browser zoom.
As Yisela points out, 'Western' is a common term to describe the style. Specifically, these are typefaces based on display type made from wood (wood type)--which was common in the US and has become part of the American west iconography. Another common association was with Circus posters. Searching for 'wood type', 'western', or 'circus poster' will likely ...
I would call them 'Western' fonts. Not sure how close of a match you need, but there is a free one you can find on DaFont called Rio Grande: And here are some Western inspired fonts on MyFonts. For example Buffalo Circus:
At first glance it looks like Futura but that's not quite right, the terminals of the S and C are less curved. After some digging around I found Twentieth Century which was created as a competitor to Futura. I think it's a match, see Twentieth Century in Medium and Bold.
As with most typographic terms, there's no single answer to this. So many different terms can go into describing any particular font and the definitions tend to have so much overlap that placing type into defined buckets can be a fruitless undertaking. Some terms that could apply to what you are looking for. Monoline The term monoline is used for ...
The font looks to be Roboto you can find it on google fonts. Mirror
In typograph, an "em" unit is the maximum height of a set of characters. For latin text, that means the height from the accent on top of capital letters to the bottom of descending lowercase letters. E.g, it would be the total height of Ég. The "em" value is what you set when you define the font size -- if you set the font to be 24pt, then ...
Apple SD Gothic Neo thin is probably the closest to what they use
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